Samsung to reportedly launch Galaxy S5 on Feb. 23; Leap's Cricket to sell Kyocera Hydro Plus

Quick news from around the Web.

> Leap Wireless' Cricket will sell the Kyocera Hydro Plus. Release

> Apple is expected to report sales of as much as 55 million iPhones in its most recent quarter. Article

> Verizon and Hyundai are partnering on connected cars. Article

> Samsung's Galaxy S5 will reportedly launch Feb. 23. Article

> AT&T Mobility will sell the LG G Flex for $300, with pre-orders starting Jan. 24. Article

> Verizon published a Nokia Lumia Icon product page on its site before quickly taking it down. Article

> BlackBerry continues to enjoy strong support from Pentagon workers. Article

> Google is set to combat Intellectual Ventures over patents in court. Article

> ZTE is forecasting a net profit for 2013. Article

> Apple is reportedly insisting on an anti-cloning requirement in a possible settlement with Samsung over their patent-infringement battle. Article

> Nokia released its HERE transit serviced on its Asha platform. Article

> Qualcomm led a new funding round in Fon Wireless. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Google's Motorola Mobile division scored a win as its Moto X smartphone impressively outperformed devices from Samsung, LG and HTC in tests of network connectivity undertaken by Signals Research Group. Article

> SK Telecom will demonstrate three-band LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation at the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show. Article

> Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) program to provide global inflight connectivity via a network of Ka-band satellites is proceeding on track, with the 50 Mbps GX service slated to arrive in 2015. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon and incumbents need to play fair in the IP VoIP interconnection game. Editor's Corner

Cable News

> Verizon said that it plans to launch "next-generation" video services on its FiOS TV platform and through a new over-top-video service, using the OnCue interactive TV technology it picked up through the acquisition of Intel's Intel Media division.  Article

European Wireless News

> Orange's Belgian unit Mobistar has set cable operators a six-month deadline to open up their networks in a move the operator hopes will enable it to offer bundles of fixed and mobile services once again. Article

> Tablet sales in the UK are set to decline over the next two years as the market approaches saturation point, CCS Insight analysts have said. Article

Mobile Developer News

> Can the turn-based multiplayer features in Google Play Services change everything? Editor's Corner

> According to Evans Data, around 41 percent of Android developers finish their app in one month or less. Article

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